Capturing an image of the Milky Way over Hidden Lake in Glacier National Park is something I wanted to do since my first visit in 2010. Unfortunately, finding the conditions to create this scene proved elusive as deep snow can remain until August, creating treacherous conditions for night travel. On this visit in September of 2015 I not only found the perfect conditions with almost no snow, and a cloudless sky, I was rewarded with a view of the northern lights on the hike back!
January 3, 2017
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